Posts in Soups & Salads
Buffalo Chicken Salad

This chicken salad is so versatile. I love to use it on crisp romaine leaves to create lettuce wraps or simply use it as filling in a high-fiber whole-grain tortillas. The bold flavors also make it great to serve with raw veggies like cucumber slices, baby carrots, and celery sticks to dip in this chicken salad for a quick and easy lunch.  You’ll love this dish!

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Pickled Onions

Y’all, I don’t pickle, can or preserve much of anything. That is, until I spent a few days at Tulane’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine back in March and learned a trick on how to pickle the perfect onion. The second I tried those pork tacos with pickled onion and queso fresco - I was sold on this recipe forever.

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Meatless Burrito Bowl

There’s nothing that I love more than a meal in a bowl - except for maybe a meal in a bowl that I don’t have to cook - which makes my Meatless Burrito Bowls one that I love prepping ahead for weekday lunches.  It’s also one that’s super-easy to throw together for a quick meal for those weeks when I’ve failed to do much meal prep. 

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Farmer's Market Friday : Grilled Chicken & Peach Salad

I honestly don't know where to begin with this salad because it is just SO good.  I love the combination of greens, fruit, cheese, nuts and veggies in my salads. Now use my favorite local peaches, arugula, red onion, tomato, walnuts and goat cheese and you've got a pretty top notch salad. Top it with grilled chicken marinaded in my homemade all-purpose marinade and you really can't go wrong! 

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Farmer's Market Friday : Purple Potato Salad

Like me, you've probably stumbled upon purple potatoes at your local farmer's market, but instead of buying a basket full, you likely opted for more familiar potatoes - white, red or sweet. Don't let this unfamiliar potato be intimidating!  It is definitely worth a try! You are going to love this easy and unintimidating Purple Potato Salad recipe that will surely be a crowd pleaser by the end of the summer! It is light and fresh and the perfect side for just about any dish.

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Thai Chicken Soup

Coconut milk and pureed butternut squash give this quick soup a velvety rich texture without excessive fat and calories.  Add in a little curry paste, lime juice, and baby spinach, and you’ve got soup that’s not only hearty and flavorful, but also healthy.

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